Seismic activity

Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake off the coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia

A strong and shallow M6.4 (USGS) earthquake was registered off the coast of southern Sumatra, Indonesia at 10:37 UTC on March 3, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 37.6 km (23.3 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 25 km (15.5 miles).There are abou

March 03, 2015

Very strong and deep M7.0 earthquake registered in Flores Sea, Indonesia

A very strong and deep M7.0 (USGS) earthquake was registered in Flores Sea, Indonesia at 13:45 UTC on February 27, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 547.0 km (339 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 586 km (364 miles).Epicenter was located 132 km

February 27, 2015

Five years of earthquakes in Chile

The 8.8 magnitude earthquake which struck central Chile on February 27, 2010 was the largest in that country in 50 years.This animation shows that earthquake and all those recorded there in the following five years, including the 8.2 magnitude earthquake in northern Chi

February 27, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake off the coast of Mexico

A strong and shallow M6.2 (USGS) earthquake was registered off the coast of Jalisco, Mexico on February 22, 2015 at 14:23 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 12 km (7.4 miles).Epicenter was located 211 km (131 miles) S

February 22, 2015

Strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow M5.9 (JMA) earthquake was registered off the east coast of Honshu, Japan on February 21, 2015 at 10:13 UTC. JMA is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting this earthquake as M6.1 at the same depth.This is now the 14th moderate to str

February 21, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow M6.1 (JMA) earthquake was registered off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 04:25 UTC on February 20, 2015. JMA is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 13.5 km (8.38 miles).Including the February 16th M6.9, this

February 20, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hit Vanuatu

A strong and shallow M6.6 (Geoscience Australia) earthquake was registered off the coast of Vanuatu at 13:18 UTC on February 19, 2015. Geoscience Australia is reporting depth of 39 km (24.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles).There are about 5

February 19, 2015

Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hit near the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A very strong and shallow M6.9 (JMA) earthquake was registered near the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 23:06 UTC on February 16, 2015. JMA is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 23 km (14.2 miles). JMA is describing this quake as a

February 17, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake registered in South Sandwich Islands region

A strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake was registered in South Sandwich Islands region at 22:00 UTC on February 16, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 145 km (90 miles) NNW of Visokoi Island, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and 2 518

February 17, 2015

Queensland hit by very rare M5.1 earthquake, Australia

A shallow M5.1 earthquake was registered 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from the city of Eidsvold, Queensland, Australia at 02:57 AEDT on February 16, 2015 (15:57 UTC on February 15). Geoscience Australia (GA) is reporting depth of 15 km (9.32 miles).Numerous aftershock wer

February 16, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake registered off the coast of Taiwan

A strong and shallow M6.2 (CENC) earthquake was registered off the southeastern coast of Taiwan on February 13, 2015 at 20:06 UTC. CENC (China) is reporting depth of 7 km (4.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles). USGS registered this quake as

February 13, 2015

Very strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hit Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

A very strong and shallow M6.9 (USGS) earthquake was registered at Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone, Northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge on February 13, 2015 at 18:59 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.21 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 15 km (9.32 miles).Epicente

February 13, 2015

Very strong and deep M6.7 earthquake hits Jujuy, Argentina

A very strong and deep earthquake measuring M6.7 hit Jujuy, Argentina at 18:57 UTC on February 11, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 190.8 km (118.5 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 180 km (111 miles).Epicenter was located 93 km (58 mi) W of El Aguilar, 128 k

February 11, 2015

Strong and deep M6.3 earthquake hits San Luis, Argentina

A strong and deep earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.3 hit San Luis, Argentina at 10:49 UTC on February 2, 2015 (07:49 local time). USGS is reporting depth of 172.3 km. EMSC is also reporting M6.3 but at a depth of 157 km.Epicenter was located 87 km (54 miles) NW o

February 02, 2015

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits southeast of Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia

A strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hit southeast of Loyalty Island, New Caledonia at 17:57 UTC on January 30, 2015, according to Geoscience Australia. Their preliminary report mentions depth of 0 km. USGS is reporting M6.0 at a depth of 15.1 km. EMSC measured M6.0 at

January 30, 2015

Deep M6.1 earthquake off the coast of Ndoi Island, Fiji

Strong and deep M6.1 earthquake was registered off the coast of Fiji on January 28, 2015 at 02:43 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 483.6 km. Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 452 km.Epicenter was located 46 km (29 miles) SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji and 328

January 28, 2015

Very strong and deep M6.8 earthquake hits off Vanuatu

A very strong and deep M6.8 earthquake was registered off the Pacific island of Vanuatu at 03:47 UTC on January 23, 2015. USGS is reporting depth of 218.5 km (135.7 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 201 km (124 miles).According to USGS, epicen

January 23, 2015

Very strong and shallow M6.6 registered off the coast of Panama

A very strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.6 was registered off the coast of Panama on January 7, 2015 at 05:07 UTC (23:07 local time on January 6). USGS is reporting depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 2 km. Epicenter was located 245

January 07, 2015

Strong and very shallow M6.0 hits central South Island, New Zealand

A strong and very shallow earthquake measuring M6.0 on the Richter scale was registered in a sparsely populated area of central South Island, New Zealand at 17:48 UTC on January 5, 2015 (06:48 local time on January 6). GeoNet is reporting depth of 5 km. USGS registered

January 06, 2015

B.C. earthquakes could be foreshocks leading to a large one, Canada

A swarm of earthquakes that started in December 2014 along the border of the Juan de Fuca and North American plates, northwest of Vancouver Island, British Columbia - Canada, continued into 2015 with two moderately strong earthquakes measuring M4.5 and 5.2 on the Richte

January 05, 2015

Strong and deep M6.1 earthquake registered in Fiji region

A strong and deep earthquake measuring M6.1 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Ndoi Island, Fiji at 21:17 UTC on December 30, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 598.2 km (371.7 miles).Epicenter was located 37 km (23 miles) NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji, 359 k

December 30, 2014

Strong M6.1 earthquake registered off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines

A strong earthquake measuring M6.1 (USGS) on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 09:29 UTC on December 29, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 37.9 km (23.5 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp 6.4 at depth of 33 km.Epicenter

December 29, 2014

Earthquake swarm registered off the coast of B.C., Canada

A swarm of earthquakes is being registered off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. The cluster zone is about 186 kilometres SW of Bella Bella, northwest of Vancouver Island, where the Juan de Fuca plate begins to meet the North American tectonic plate. The swarm star

December 22, 2014

Strong M6.6 earthquake registered in Molucca Sea, Indonesia

A strong earthquake measuring M6.6 on the Richter scale was registered in Molucca Sea, Indonesia at 11:34 UTC on December 21, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 54.6 km (34 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting Mwp 6.6 at depth of 60 km.Epicenter was located 157 km (9

December 21, 2014

Very strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake off the coast of Panama

A very strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.6 (USGS) on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Punta de Burica in the Panama - Costa Rica border region at 08:54 UTC on December 8, 2014. This quake comes 2 days after M6.0 hit the same region.USGS reports

December 08, 2014

Very strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake off the coast of Bougainville Island, P.N.G.

A very strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.8 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea at 01:22 UTC on December 7, 2014. Both USGS and EMSC are reporting M6.8 at depth of 10 km (6.2 miles) at this time.Epicenter wa

December 07, 2014

M6.0 earthquake registered off the coast of Saumlaki, Indonesia

A strong earthquake measuring M6.0 on the Richter scale was registered off the coast of Saumlaki, Indonesia at 22:04 UTC on December 6, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 117.3 km (72.9 miles). Geoscience Australia is also reporting M6.0, but at depth of 107 km.Epicenter

December 06, 2014

Strong and shallow M6.0 registered off the coast of Panama

A strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake was registered off the coast of Punta de Burica in Panama - Costa Rica border region at 17:21 UTC on December 6, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 14 km (8.7 miles). EMSC registered it as M5.8 at depth 30 km (18 miles).Epicenter was l

December 06, 2014

Dangerous M5.8 and 5.9 aftershocks hit Yunnan province, China

Two dangerous earthquakes measuring M5.8 and M5.9 shook Chinese Yunnan province on December 5 and 6, 2014. The quakes are believed to be strong aftershocks of October 7th M6.6 earthquake that killed one person and injured 324.China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) regi

December 06, 2014

Very deep M6.3 earthquake hit Mindanao, Philippines

A very deep earthquake measuring M6.3 (USGS) on the Richter scale hit off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines at 05:11 UTC on December 2, 2013. USGS is reporting depth of 617.9 km (384.0 miles). EMSC is reporting Mw 6.6 and depth of 633 km.Epicenter was located 102 km (6

December 02, 2014

Very strong M7.0 earthquake hit Halmahera, Indonesia

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 (PTWC) occurred in Halmahera, Indonesia at 14:34 UTC on November 26, 2014. The epicenter was registered 160 km (99 miles) NW of Kota Ternate, 161 km (100 miles) NW of Ternate, 162 km (101 miles) ENE of Bitung and 165 km

November 26, 2014

Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hit Sichuan, China

A strong and shallow M6.3 (CENC) earthquake struck Kangding County, Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province, China at 08:55 UTC (16:55 local time) on November 22, 2014.Epicenter was located 39 km (24 miles) NW of Kangding at depth of 18 km. This was a

November 22, 2014

Very strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hit Honshu, Japan

Extremely dangerous earthquake measuring M6.8 (JMA) on the Richter scale hit Honshu, Japan on November 22, 2014 at 13:08 UTC (22:08 local time). USGS is reporting M6.2 at depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). JMA is also reporting depth of 10 km.Epicenter was located 16 km (10 mi

November 22, 2014

Very strong M6.8 earthquake registered in Molucca Sea, Indonesia

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.8 (downgraded from M6.9) on the Richter scale was registered in Molucca Sea, Indonesia at 10:10 UTC (18:10 local time) on November 21, 2014. USGS is reporting depth of 48.2 km (30 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M6.8 at de

November 21, 2014

Shallow M6.2 earthquake registered in Prince Edward Islands region

A strong and shallow earthquake measuring M6.2 on the Richter scale was registered in Prince Edward Islands region (Prince Edward Fracture Zone, off the coast of South Africa) on November 17, 2014 at 16:52 UTC. USGS is reporting depth of 9.4 km (5.9 miles). EMSC is repo

November 17, 2014